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Lava shows little sign of advancement

Hawaii County Civil Defense’s assessment of the June 27 lava flow as of 8:15 a.m. Saturday showed the original flow front and south margin breakout remain stalled. The breakout along the north side of the flow continues to be active and widening; however, it has shown little sign of advancement since midweek.

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International Nights 2015 is Feb. 6-7

The University of Hawaii at Hilo International Student Association will present International Nights 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7, at the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center.

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No freshness in our 2016 presidential contest

WASHINGTON — “Romney Recycled” was the headline atop a Wall Street Journal editorial last week lamenting Mitt Romney’s intimations that he will make a third run at the presidency in 2016.

Cartoon for January 19

Martin Luther King’s birthday as seen by San Diego Union-Tribune cartoonist Steve Breen.

Congress should act on Iran

As negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program resumed last week, President Obama reiterated his opposition to new sanctions legislation. The legislation, which has strong bipartisan support, could “undermine the negotiations” and isolate the United States from its allies, Obama said Friday. “Just hold your fire,” he urged Congress, vowing to veto the bill if it reached him.

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